Closing 2023 and Planning for 2024 through Landscapes3

Posted January 4, 2024

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Landscapes3, the county's comprehensive plan for growth and preservation, reached its fifth anniversary in November, 2023. Over the past five years, Landscapes3 has served the community very well, providing a strong planning foundation for partners around the county. Our community has remained strong and resilient despite the pandemic and its impact, and Landscapes3 has continued to provide a useful roadmap for those facing challenging planning issues.

Check out a few of the county's planning success stories over the past five years, organized by the vision and six plan goals laid out in Landscapes3.

In particular, it's great to see us making headway on many of the challenging planning issues we have faced, which sometimes seem intractable. During 2023, we saw progress on many fronts, including:

None of this progress would have been possible without the excellent work done by all the partners around the county. In 2024, the planning commission will continue this work and will be focused on implementing our many recent and upcoming plans, which include climate change, agricultural economic development, freight, public transportation, trails, and heritage tourism plans, as well as Landscapes3. There's another exciting planning year ahead of us in 2024!